Thirty-two year old Michael Merrifield is a real stand up citizen of Dunbar, WV. On September 6th, 2005, just before Logan Goodall’s third birthday, his mom Pepper Dawn Eren unfortunately had to go to work.
As she had many times in the past, Pepper left her son in the care of Michael Merrifield. During the past few months Merrifield had dated and lived with Pepper Eren
On that day, Logan was sexually abused and beaten until he died.
During the autopsy, the medical examiner noted the following injuries:
Editor’s Note – I must warn you, the M.E.’s report is a hard read. A very hard read. I found it much more disturbing than the Dnepropetrovsk Maniacs’ video transcript, and I consider myself a pretty jaded human being, so be prepared.
Is it just me, or is something seriously wrong with the way we protect our kids? Stories of children being abused physically and sexually, starved and beaten to death fill our media networks everyday.
And then there’s the story of Karen, Jack, Maddie and Bon Bell.
Karen met Gary when she was just 18. He was 29, good-looking, charming, and funny. But within two years the charmer had turned violent, often taking out his rage on Karen.
And yet Karen stayed. She stayed through fat lips, chipped teeth and bruising from being kicked and punched by Gary. She stayed for 15 years. Over those 15 years they had three beautiful children.
As my first Christmas running the day to day operation of People You’ll See In Hell Arrives, I couldn’t help but look back at the time I’ve spent on this blog with more than a little nostalgia.
I started out like just about everyone else, lurking about, reading the stories and comments, getting to know the personalities of the regulars and admin and wishing I was half as clever as some of those guys were.
Back then Glorybug was still posting comments; boy, there was a person with a first class mind and the talent to write. If you were lucky enough to be able to follow everything that G-bug said, you always were entertained and, in my case at least, always learned something.
Actually, this is an update on the star of admin’s story, Jamie Foss. If you’d like to refresh your memory about the original case, take a look at his write up from April. Go ahead, I can wait.
Finished? Good, we’ll continue then. The first thing I was able to do was dig up a very nice photograph of Ms. Foss, Courtesy of the Washington County District Attorney’s office. Sometime these pictures are known as mugshots, and Jamie has quite the mug.
I also paid a visit to the Wisconsin Court Records Website, and checked on the disposition of Jamie Foss’ case. I surprised to find out that everything had wrapped up at the beginning of this December. December 8th, 2008 to be exact.
We’ve had some new information come out way about Ms. Smith, the most famous person on our blog to use a clothes dryer to kill a child (allegedly). You can find the original PYSIH story on Ariel Smith here.
The first, and most important, bit of news actually came from one of our favorite regulars, YoMomma. Frustrated by the lack of an image of Ariel the Baby killer, and apparently not one to give up easily on a quest for knowledge, she seems to have succeeded where admin and I have failed and found a genuine photograph of Ariel.
Ariel doesn’t appear to have missed many meals, does she?
There’s been a major break in the Sarah Jo Pender case. Since she’s one of PYSIH’s most popular scumbags, I dropped everything as soon as I verified it was true and got busy on this update.
Merry Christmas, my favorite bunch of people! Sarah Jo Pender was recaptured Saturday night shortly after John Walsh’s show, “America’s Most Wanted”, reran their feature on the convicted murderer.
Less than two hours after the show aired, a tipster called Chicago Police after recognizing Pender’s face and gave authorities her exact location. Police acted on the tip and caught Pender as she was packing her bags and preparing to leave, according to the show’s Web site.
I don’t know about any of you guys, but elderly drivers can sometimes make me crazy. It’s been a running joke in my family that the worst drivers in the world are old men with hats. They receive their hats from the Department of Motor Vehicles when they reach a certain age and fail a simple driving test. Each “old man in a hat” is required by law to wear his chapeau whenever he is operating an automobile. If their skills have not eroded, and they pass the test, no hat is required.
William Arthur Wilson is 91 years old. He may have a hat, but I don’t think so. I suspect William is just a garden variety asshole driver. The reason I’m so convinced of this have mostly to do with his actions on the 22nd of November, 2008.
Martha E. Byrd, from Southeast Washington DC was 77 years old, walked with a cane and had terrible arthritis. She spent her long life as a single mother raising 4 children who then went on to give her a blessing of 4 grandchildren. She also liked to watching sports on television and taking trips to Atlantic City with her 4 girlfriends (this lady has a thing for the number four I guess.)
As a neighbor to this kind woman, you might feel inclined to help her out. How could you help her out? Well, you could mow her lawn, rake her leaves, help her across the street, bring her a hot meal (it’s hard for old people to get around and cook for themselves), go over and talk with her (God knows being lonely sucks), or you could sneak into her house then rape and murder her.